AT-AT bed the stuff 'Star Wars' dreams are made of

The world's greatest "Star Wars" dad builds his young Jedi a giant AT-AT-shaped bed from scratch.

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Derek Dutilly

With Father's Day fast approaching, the kids in the Dutilly family have an extra big reason to show dad some love. Derek Dutilly built his young son an AT-AT bed.

The massive plywood and Masonite bed is decked out with PVC head cannons and entry/exit stairs with secret compartments for storing lightsabers, Jedi robes, and "Star Wars" Legos.

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The AT-AT bed during construction. (Click to enlarge.) Derek Dutilly

The bed is sized to allow the lucky kid to disappear to sleep inside the AT-AT body, but a window near the front lets the parents check in on their snoozing little Jedi.

It took Dutilly six and half weeks and about 60 total hours of work to build the world's geekiest bed. Might I suggest outfitting it with a tauntaun sleeping bag?

Perhaps Dutilly could get together and compare notes with the creators of the AT-AT cat condo and the AT-AT computer. Between the three of them, we're well on our way to an entire house decorated with an AT-AT theme. All of those items should fit nicely inside this life-size AT-AT, should it ever actually get built.

So what it is about AT-ATs that make people want get our their hammers and plywood and build them in their own garages? There's just something so adorable about a monstrous war machine that's vaguely shaped like a dog crossed with a camel.

Here's wishing the Dutilly family some sweet "Star Wars" dreams. Let me know when the AT-AT bed goes into mass production.

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Those cannons are made from PVC pipe. Derek Dutilly

(Via Geekologie)